moral philosophy


Definition of moral philosophy

: ethics also : the study of human conduct and values

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Recent Examples on the Web But earlier readers saw closer connections: medieval commentators categorized Ovid’s Art of Love as a work of moral philosophy. Gregory Hays, The New York Review of Books, "Horace’s How-To," 27 May 2020 His blueprint encompasses deterrence theory, close studies of modern war, political revolution, nonviolence, and moral philosophy. Alexander Zaitchik, The New Republic, "Jonathan Schell’s Warning From the Brink," 22 May 2020 For those who prefer their crime-fiction pulp hard-boiled and harder-hitting, with sidelong glances into moral philosophy and nasty nihilism, Zahler's the guy. Isaac Feldberg, Fortune, "What to watch on HBO while social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic," 4 Apr. 2020 Through rope and card tricks, sleight of hand, misdirection and more, students will learn the principles of the craft as well as its moral philosophies. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "15 of the Coolest MasterClass Courses You Can Take Right Now," 14 Apr. 2020 As any practitioner of philosophy will tell you, moral philosophy is not a discipline which offers up easy solutions. Alan Rusbridger, Quartz at Work, "Why your next corporate hire should be a moral philosopher," 3 Feb. 2020 The administrators merely want the freedom to operate the facility according to the precepts of hospice moral philosophy. Wesley J. Smith, National Review, "Pressuring a Hospice to Kill," 24 Jan. 2020 At its heart, the show is about moral philosophy and the ethics of living in a society with one another. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "‘The Good Place’ and What We Owe to Each Other in Health Care: Brainstorm Health," 27 Sep. 2019 Society of Jesus or Compañía de Jesús was a fellowship bonded by the moral philosophy of Jesus. Anne Quito, Quartz at Work, "What a Jesuit school in Manila can teach us about the purpose of companies," 16 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of moral philosophy

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Moral philosophy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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